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Poster: absolutebest78 Date: May 12, 2012 10:07pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Black Fist

I'm wanting to use two super-quick clips from this rare public domain blaxploitation film (Black Fist) for my short film. From the research I've done so far, I believe it is PD due to incorrect copyrights, which should mean it is useable. Also, I doubt I'd ever get any heat for such a film, which I'm sure could be the case for some big PD films with elapsed copyrights.

Anybody have any tips here? HUGE thanks. We're running out of time before festival deadlines and I wan to make sure I'm 100% in the right here.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: May 13, 2012 4:09am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Black Fist

You're correct the film's copyright notice only contains the copyright symbol, year and "all rights reserved". It doesn't include the claimant's name, therefore, it is incomplete and invalid.